The one-count indictment named William Jay Blazes, 46, of 11328 Concord Road, Corry, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Blazes possessed computer images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Corry Police Department, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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